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derogate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derogate  \Der"o*gate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  away  to  detract;  to  withdraw;  --  usually  with 
  from 
 
  If  we  did  derogate  from  them  whom  their  industry 
  hath  made  great.  --Hooker. 
 
  It  derogates  little  from  his  fortitude,  while  it 
  adds  infinitely  to  the  honor  of  his  humanity. 
  --Burke. 
 
  2.  To  act  beneath  one-s  rank,  place  birth,  or  character;  to 
  degenerate.  [R.] 
 
  You  are  a  fool  granted;  therefore  your  issues,  being 
  foolish,  do  not  derogate.  --Shak. 
 
  Would  Charles  X.  derogate  from  his  ancestors?  Would 
  he  be  the  degenerate  scion  of  that  royal  line? 
  --Hazlitt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derogate  \Der"o*gate\,  n.  [L.  derogatus  p.  p.] 
  Diminished  in  value;  dishonored;  degraded.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derogate  \Der"o*gate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Derogated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Derogating}.]  [L.  derogatus  p.  p.  of  derogare  to 
  derogate;  de-  +  rogare  to  ask  to  ask  the  people  about  a  law. 
  See  {Rogation}.] 
  1.  To  annul  in  part  to  repeal  partly;  to  restrict;  to  limit 
  the  action  of  --  said  of  a  law. 
 
  By  several  contrary  customs,  .  .  .  many  of  the  civil 
  and  canon  laws  are  controlled  and  derogated.  --Sir 
  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  To  lessen;  to  detract  from  to  disparage;  to  depreciate; 
  --  said  of  a  person  or  thing  [R.] 
 
  Anything  .  .  .  that  should  derogate,  minish,  or  hurt 
  his  glory  and  his  name  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derogate 
  v  :  belittle;  "Don't  belittle  his  influence"  [syn:  {minimize},  {belittle}, 
  {denigrate}] 




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